Intuition, Common Sense, & Truth

— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 24 January 2012, was last revised on 8 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:01(04). ————————– The English word “Intuition” is derived from the Latin intus, meaning “within.” Intuition, therefore, is the capacity — presumed by some as intrinsic to the human spirit — ...

Definition: Expert

— This article by Jerry Cates was first published on 24 August 2011, and was last revised on 29 January 2015. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:08(03). ————————————- That label, EXPERT, is bandied around quite a lot these days. In truth, it’s been applied as a precious title for centuries, the world over. And it has meant the ...

Definition: Water Pollution 2

Definition: Water Pollution
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 4 July 2011, was revised last on 11 August 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:07(03) ————————— The modern English word “pollution” is derived from the Latin polutus = “defiled.” ————————— Water pollution is defined as the addition of impurities, to a water source, that negatively affect water ...

Definition: Infestation

Definition: Infestation
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 4 July 2011, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:07(02) —————————- The modern English word infestation is a variation of the Middle English word infesten = “to distress,” which derived from the Old French word infester, a ...

VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE 2

— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 4 February 2011, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:02(03) —————————— Please don’t be discouraged to find you must log in and register before leaving a comment. When this website was first established, public comments were permitted ...

Definition: Occam’s Razor

—This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 1 March 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:03(04). —————————————– The name is a reference to William of Ockham, a 14th-century logician who asserted that, when explaining a phenomenon, one should use the fewest assumptions necessary. Thus Occam’s razor argues for minimalism and ...

Mistakes & Learning — The Elixir of Life

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published in January 1999, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 01:01(07). —————————————– It is a curious fact, given the published research of Mortimer Adler and others, that most of us grow up believing that mistakes are the bane, and not the boon, of our ...
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